Wouter Verschoof-van der Vaart is a PhD candidate in Digital Archaeology.
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Wouter’s research interests lie in the practical application of remote sensing techniques (such as aerial photography, geophysics, and LIDAR). In his PhD, he is working on combining Citizen Science, Deep Learning, and GIS for the automated detection of multiple classes archaeological objects in remotely sensed data.
Wouter gives regular guest lectures on the use of GIS, LiDAR, AI and Citizen Science in Archaeology.
Wouter B. Verschoof-van der Vaart graduated in Archaeology (BA, Leiden, 2008; MA, Leiden, 2011) with a specialty in Prehistory of North-Western Europe, Field Archaeology and Material Culture and Artefact Studies. During and after his study, he developed a strong interest in geophysics and other (digital) prospection techniques. After having worked in Dutch commercial archaeology as a Geophysicist and Field Archaeologist for over 10 years, he has returned to the Faculty of Archaeology in 2017 as a PhD candidate in Digital Archaeology.
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